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Happy Friday Faves on Thursday! Maybe we’ll call it Thoughtful Thursday?! The DIY I had planned on sharing today won’t be ready until tomorrow so I’m doing Friday Faves today! This week has kicked my hiney! We’ve been busy the last four weekends and have something pretty much every night this week so my house is a disaster, we’re all just digging clean outfits from a pile in our bedroom and eating off whatever dishes are clean. Can anyone relate? I know you can!
I am so excited for the weekend – we have no plans, which means we’ll finally get to catch up on our to-do list and just have some down time.
Today’s Friday Faves on Thursday is all about vintage farmhouse finds. I really started getting into the antique, vintage, and farmhouse style when I began refinishing furniture seven years ago or so. My favorite pieces were the ones we’d find from the early 1900’s. It was always neat to see the stamp from the manufacturer on where it was made and the year. I’d always wonder about the story behind it and sometimes I was lucky enough to purchase it from someone who could tell me.
At one point, I had the opportunity to have a booth space at an antique mall. I sold my furniture out of the booth and kept it stocked with vintage décor. I loved shopping the other booths to see what treasures people had found!
So today I’m going to share some of my favorite vintage finds!
Let’s get started!
Vintage crocks are so fun and versatile! You can store utensils, collect vintage rolling pins and position them inside the crock for decoration, you can use them as a planter and so much more! I recently planted some mums in my crock!
Check out this super cute crock:
I think this antique iron scale is so cute and goes well on a book shelf, as a centerpiece on your table or on a side board or buffet. You can decorate them with the changing seasons using greenery, pumpkins, flowers, and more!
This vintage kitchen scale also goes great on a bookshelf or small side table or on your countertop!
And this hanging clock designed after a vintage grocery scale would be fun hanging in your kitchen or dining room by a hutch or buffet!
Corbels are so pretty. They add so much and can be used in a variety of ways including bookends, in corners of entryways to add character, and more. I’ve seen people place a piece of wood on top of two corbels to create a bookshelf. They’re classic. I have a set from Magnolia and Hobby Lobby has some great ones, too. You can find these on Amazon:
Brass Picture Frames
These frames are so cute-they hang on a chain and have a clasp that you open to insert your photo inside. I’m pretty sure my grandma used to have a couple of these-probably still does!
I have a couple of these hanging on the wall by my fireplace, but you can use them in so many ways! I’ve seen them over fireplaces or layered on a buffet with other décor.
Vintage signs like this one on Etsy are so fun! This sign would be great for a laundry room!
You can’t beat the character of antique knobs. I love shopping for knobs when doing a piece of furniture – to me it’s like picking out jewelry to complete the outfit. One time a friend of ours brought me a whole box of vintage knobs he’d found in his dad’s barn. It was AWESOME. And I found projects for pretty much all of them!
Ball Canning Jars
I am starting to collect these. I like the blue ones with the old zinc lids the best, but I like all of them! You can use them to decorate a little tray, or on a bookshelf. If you have a collection, you can display it in a hutch. They’re just cute!
Rolling Pins and Potato Mashers
Vintage rolling pins and potato mashers are really neat! A set like this one from Etsy would look great bundled in a vintage crock or displayed in a hutch!
That’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by. And if you have a love for antiques and vintage finds, share your favorites in the comments!
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